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Pitching - Ground Ball Progression

Greg DiCenzo, College of the Holly Cross: Pitcher ground ball progression, the same routine our infielders go through.

Defense - Switches

Kai Correa, Cleveland Indians: Progressing from the Stationary Rapid Fire Catch Drill, SWITCHES will add movement rep out four different footwork patterns for infielders.

Hitting - Plyometric Medicine Ball Throw

Dan Heefner, Dallas Baptist Univ: Plyometric based Med Ball drill that helps hitters load and unload the swing efficiently.

Pitching - Shuffle & Step Behind

Nate Yeskie, University of Arizona: Former 2018 National Champion and 2017 D1 Baseball Assistant Coach of the Year brings us a simple that can help clean up some delivery inefficiencies.

Hitting - Medicine Ball Throw

Dan Heefner, Dallas Baptist Univ: Body preparation to reinforce the swing.

Pitching - Long Toss

Skylar Meade, University of South Carolina: Good aggressive throwing with intent ... this is what Long Toss should look like.

Defense - Stationary Rapid Fire Catches

Kai Correa, Cleveland Indians: Don't let weather hold your infielders development back. This infield drill can be performed indoors with very limited space.

Hitting - Knob Drill

Allen Cox, Okotoks Dawgs: Hitting drill to help guys who have a tendency to pull off of the baseball

Pitching - PFP Dry Work

Greg DiCenzo, College of the Holly Cross: Pitcher PFP drills that focus on training athletic actions. No Ball, No Mound - they must understand how their feet work first.

Defense - ZigZags

Kai Correa, Cleveland Indians: Isolation drill that allows fielders to lock in on lowering their body and glove to field the baseball.

Hitting - Knob to Knee

Brian Meyer, Butler University: Drill allows the hitter to feel the rhythm of separation.

Pitching - Shape Visualization

Justin James, Point Loma Nazarene University: Coach James shares an extremely valuable teaching tool that he utilizes with his pitchers.

Defense - 1B | Lacrosse

Jake McKinley, Milwaukee Brewers: Competitive drill that's fun for the whole Team while challenging 1B.

Hitting - It's Difficult

JR, ABCA Staff: This unique video serves as a visual aid to demonstrate how difficult it is to hit a baseball. The illusions at the end of the video are intended to point out that your eyes don't always see what is really happening.

Pitching - Brain Flips

Skylar Meade, University of South Carolina: Coach Meade has had a great deal of success with this drill - helps to get pitcher's out of their head.

Defense - Hops, Lanes, Taps & Throws (1 of 4)

Tucker Frawley, Yale University: Video #1 of 4 part Ground Ball Progression Drill that defines ground ball types and lanes.

Defense - Hops, Lanes, Taps & Throws (2 of 4)

Tucker Frawley, Yale University: Video #2 of 4 part Ground Ball Progression Drill that defines ground ball types and lanes.

Defense - Hops, Lanes, Taps & Throws (3 of 4)

Tucker Frawley, Yale University: Video #3 of 4 part Ground Ball Progression Drill that defines ground ball types and lanes.

Defense - Hops, Lanes, Taps & Throws (4 of 4)

Tucker Frawley, Yale University: Video #4 of 4 part Ground Ball Progression Drill that defines ground ball types and lanes.

Hitting - Screen and Barrier Constraints

Jake McKinley, Milwaukee Brewers: Coach McKinley again brings us another drill that focuses on a hitters intent to achieve the desired outcome.

Pitching - Three Lifts and Throw

Skylar Meade, University of South Carolina: Part of Coach Meade's pitching drill set for his guys at the University of South Carolina.

Defense - C | Tight End Transfer Drill (1 of 5)

Greg Brown, Nova Southeastern University: Video #1 of 5 that focuses on a rather unique transfer drill progression for catchers.

Defense - C | Tight End Transfer Drill (2 of 5)

Greg Brown, Nova Southeastern University: Video #2 of 5 that focuses on a rather unique transfer drill progression for catchers.

Defense - C | Tight End Transfer Drill (3 of 5)

Greg Brown, Nova Southeastern University: Video #3 of 5 that focuses on a rather unique transfer drill progression for catchers.

Defense - C | Tight End Transfer Drill (4 of 5)

Greg Brown, Nova Southeastern University: Video #4 of 5 that focuses on a rather unique transfer drill progression for catchers.

Defense - C | Tight End Transfer Drill (5 of 5)

Greg Brown, Nova Southeastern University: Video #5 of 5 that focuses on a rather unique transfer drill progression for catchers.

Hitting - Self Feeding Fungo Drill

Brian Meyer, Butler University: Rhythm and timing drill that helps hitters launch into the proper sequencing.

Pitching - PFP w/the Tennis Team

Justin James, Point Loma Nazarene University: Here is a great way to shake up a PFP day with your staff and get some quality work in.

Defense - Toe Up Drill

Kai Correa, Cleveland Indians: Force your infielders to find some rhythm with this simple drill.

Hitting - Tire Resistance Routine

JR, ABCA Staff: This routine is an awesome drill progression to build hand, grip and forearm strength. Be warned, hitting a tire will destroy your bats.

Pitching - Wide Base Rock Drill

Skylar Meade, University of South Carolina: Part of Coach Meade's pitching drill set for his guys at the University of South Carolina.

Practice - Cuts & Relays: Fungo From Coach (1 of 3)

Tim Corbin, Vanderbilt University. Cut & Relay Practice Drill Progression. Video 1 of 3.

Practice - Cuts & Relays: Walk Through (2 of 3)

Tim Corbin, Vanderbilt University. Cut & Relay Practice Drill Progression. Video 2 of 3.

Practice - Cuts & Relays: Continual Movement (3 of 3)

Tim Corbin, Vanderbilt University. Cut & Relay Practice Drill Progression. Video 3 of 3.

Hitting - 3 Plate Drill

Allen Cox, Okotoks Dawgs: Rhythm and timing drill for hitters.

Pitching - Routine Breathing, Looks and Signs

Justin James, Point Loma Nazarene University: Dry work to enhance and reinforce a pitcher's mental routine.

Defense - Redirects Relay Line

Kai Correa, Cleveland Indians: Five station relay & redirection drill for all of your infielders.

Hitting - Tune In Lock In and Drop Out

JR, ABCA Staff: Heavily influence by the work of Andy McKay, this video demonstrates a process to help a hitter focus on what matters the most.

Pitching - Hot Hands Drill

Skylar Meade, University of South Carolina: The Hot Hands Drill is part of Coach Meade's Pitching Drill Set at the University of South Carolina.

Defense - SS | 3 Bag Double Play Pivots

Kai Correa, Cleveland Indians: Great way for your SS to rep out 3 different types of Double Play Pivots within one drill.

Defense - SS | 3 Zone Double Play Feeds

Kai Correa, Cleveland Indians: Teach your SS to associate distance with the type of double play feed needed. Also a great drill for your 1B.

Defense - 2B | 3 Bag Double Play Pivots

Kai Correa, Cleveland Indians: Great way for your 2B to rep out 3 different types of Double Play Pivots within one drill.

Defense - 2B | 3 Zone Double Play Feeds

Kai Correa, Cleveland Indians: Teach your 2B to associate distance with the type of double play feed needed.

Hitting - Plate Breakers Drill

JR, ABCA Staff: Kids love to break stuff and this Intent driven cage competition features a lot of "breaking" stuff.

Pitching - Walking Throws

Skylar Meade, University of South Carolina: Part of Coach Meade's pitching drill set for his guys at South Carolina.

Defense - Line Drill

Kai Correa, Cleveland Indians: One lane over is all the fielder needs to work around the baseball.

Hitting - Step Back

Brian Meyer, Butler University: Hitting drill that allows the hitter to find and feel his weight shift/negative move. Helps guys who are getting too deep into their backside.

Pitching - Two Minute Drill

Justin James, Point Loma Nazarene University: One of the most game like Bullpen sessions you can put a pitcher through.

Practice - Situational BP (R1 Hit & Run) 1 Out

JR, ABCA Staff: Fast paced, game like practice that allows for repetition and the development of baseball instincts.

Practice - Situational BP (R2) 0 Out

JR, ABCA Staff: Fast paced, game like practice that allows for repetition and the development of baseball instincts.

Practice - Situational BP (R1+R2) 1 Out

JR, ABCA Staff: Fast paced, game like practice that allows for repetition and the development of baseball instincts.

Hitting - Pepper

JR, ABCA Staff: Old school baseball at its finest. There is a reason this drill has been around for a long time.

Pitching - Picks 2 Birds 1 Stone

Justin James, Point Loma Nazarene University: Miss the target, run a sprint - this pick off drill gets a pitching staff to lock in.

Defense - Team | Bunt Coverage Reverse Wheel

JR, ABCA Staff: Unique Bunt Defense with Runners at 1st & 2nd. This play is not for the faint of heart but it could save you a game if you have it in your arsenal.

Hitting - Knee to Pitcher

Allen Cox, Okotoks Dawgs. Great drill for guys who are getting stuck on their backside.

Pitching - Hip Load Drill

Skylar Meade, University of South Carolina: Part of Coach Meade's Pitching Drill Set at the University of South Carolina

Practice - Bermuda Triangles and Timing Picks

JR, ABCA Staff: Field set-up that allows for three lines of pitchers to work on 1.) 3B Slow Roller Communication 2.) Timing Picks and 3.) 1B Slow Roller Communication.

Defense - Glove Flip Tennis

Jake McKinley, Milwaukee Brewers: The title explains it all - playing tennis with your baseball glove.

Practice - Double Plays from Right Side

Vanderbilt University Fall of 2017: Ground Ball Fungo Series session.

Defense - Stretch & Catch

Kai Correa, Cleveland Indians: The variability within this drill forces players to work on footwork around the bag while digging a a ball out of the dirt. Great for 1B and all infielders that will record a PO.

Hitting - Juiced Machine and HR Flips

JR, ABCA Staff: Hitters can learn a lot from ball flight and this video demonstrates a safe field layout to get two players hitting at the same time.

Pitching - Get Backs Drill

Skylar Meade, University of South Carolina: Part of Coach Meade's pitching drill set for his guys at South Carolina.

Defense - 3 Bag Tags

Kai Correa, Cleveland Indians: Great drill that allows players to work on and rep out a variety of different tag plays.

Defense - 3 Cone Tags

Kai Correa, Cleveland Indians: Focused drill that gets players to practice and focus on placing a proper tag.

Hitting - One Knee Drill

Allen Cox, Okotoks Dawgs: Isolate and simplify barrel path with this easy to execute drill.

Practice - Mass Groundballs

Vanderbilt University, Fall of 2017: Mass GB fungo series with Infield In. Pitchers working comebackers in foul territory.

Defense - C | Blocking for Points

Jake McKinley, Milwaukee Brewers: Focus a Catcher's intent on directing a blocked baseball. The point system allows for some healthy competition between your catchers.

Practice - Third Base Bunt & P Pick w/Rundown

Vanderbilt University Fall of 2017: Bunt Communication down 3B Line while Pitchers work Picks at 1B w/ Rundown.

Defense - Rolling Objects Tag Drill

Kai Correa, Cleveland Indians: Great drill for every position that will have to put a tag on a baserunner.

Defense - Racquetball for Infielders

Jake McKinley, Milwaukee Brewers: The best drills are simple and competitive.

Practice - GroundBalls 54, 65, 43, 31

Vanderbilt University, Fall of 2017: Ground Ball Fungo Series session filmed at a Fall Practice.

Defense - Walk the Line

Kai Correa, Cleveland Indians: Great build up drill that helps players maintain posture outside their feet.


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